and the muffin award goes to...
ME! I have just been told that I've made my "best muffin ever". Hahaha :) That's a big deal, since I really love muffins. I bake every 2 days, a lot of times it's muffins because I love having homemade snacks on hand that I can grab as I run out the door. I'm not always running to a fishing spot, I also have 3 busy kids that I drive Taxi for (I love every minute of driving my kids around...I know that really soon they won't need me for that ~ and look forward to every 5 minute drive where I can talk to them about ANYTHING and they can't escape!). Back to the muffins...I just made this recipe up. Spending a quiet morning in Norris Point planning out the meal for our upcoming "Women learn to hunt" event. The fire is going, and I'm looking out at the snowy mountains. At this moment there are icy looking white caps on the ocean, its -10 degrees Celsius, the wind is gusting to 65km/h, and its "not fit" out. On goes the oven, out come the partridgeberries. They look perfect....they taste damn good. Then I decided to take this picture outside with a t-shirt on (because the fire and oven heat made me forget it was winter), and I managed to snap just this one picture before the chair blew across the deck sending the muffins rolling. If you've ever been on the ocean in this wind, or perhaps just the fact that even the bbq is tied down here will let you believe me ;)
Here's the recipe.
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup oats (I used quick cooking oats)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp himalayan salt
1/3 cup cane sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup butter melted (minus a tablespoon or two won't matter)
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup milk
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 cups partridgeberries (fresh or frozen, but add at the last minute so they don't turn the muffins pink!)
Mix dry ingredients together,
Mix wet ingredients together,
Combine and stir with a fork until just combined, adding partridgeberries (frozen or fresh) part way through the mix.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven in a prepared muffin pan for about 25 mins.
For best results, avoid taking a picture in the freezing wind storm.
Enjoy xx Kastine